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WAY COOL! The Original Patent Model for a Smith Patent on Shoulder Epaulets
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This is a very cool artifact! This is the original patent model that was submitted to the patent office for the Smith patent on shoulder epaulets. From the front side, it looks like a standard Civil War shoulder epaulet that measures 7 inches by 4-1/4th inches in overall size. These were Patented on April 12, 1859, and then reissued November 26, 1861. James Smith's patent included a method for hanging fringe on brass military epaulets. The improvement consisted of the permanent soldering of two metal straps to the underside of the epaulet, through which was passed an "adjuster" bearing the fringe. You can see the technical information regarding this device may be found on the official website of the United States Patent and Trademark Office at The epaulet is accompanied by the original patent office paper tag. It states that it was patent number 23,620 in 1859. It also has the notation when it was reissued on November 26th 1861. You will never get another chance at one of these. Don't miss it.

Item #: B7008
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
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